Today tasted like chocolate ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and raspberry juice squirted on the top. When BB had her operation and was fastened into cast for three long months part of my world turned grey. I could only see what she couldn’t do, I saw water that she couldn’t swim in, I saw parks she couldn’t play in, I saw a life defined by her limitations and it broke my heart ever so slightly.
Today I saw the world in a different light, I saw a world defined by a little girl, by a non toddling toddler. I saw a girl who doesn’t see limitations but only a sea of possibilities that she can dive into and explore. I saw a little girl who doesn’t count the days as they pass by until her legs are her own again but instead lives each day as it comes clutching at new ways to play regardless of what binds her legs.
I saw happiness and it nestled in my arms flying down an astroslide. I heard laughter as she hugged her arms around me and commanded my every move by a point of her finger. I listened to strange snorting noises emerge from her nose as we saw real life, lovely fat pigs up close and personal for the first time. I saw a child who wanted to swing high in the air and found a way to do it.
I saw a child who can’t walk begin to learn to crawl.
Today I was the child and my beautiful baby the teacher.
You define your own limitations in this life…